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    ETS takes copyright very seriously and has...

    ETS takes copyright very seriously and has imposed severe penalties on people who have violated the rules associated with its tests. TestMagic also takes copyright seriously. I'm going to close...
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    Nicholson is a good intermediate micro text. For...

    Nicholson is a good intermediate micro text. For something a bit more advanced than that, Varian's graduate textbook is a nice bridge to graduate level material.
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    I haven't been on an admissions committee so I...

    I haven't been on an admissions committee so I don't speak with certainty, but this feels wrong to me. Admissions committees know that prospective students apply to many different programs (and...
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    Ok, for admissions it's a different question. ...

    Ok, for admissions it's a different question. The conversation here was about tenure, which is why I was surprised by your comment. For admissions, it's extremely unusual for an applicant to have a...
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    This is totally inaccurate, insofar as it...

    This is totally inaccurate, insofar as it pertains to getting tenure. Publications absolutely matter, and they matter even more at higher ranked departments. Each school has its own requirements. ...
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    I think the list on the NSF website includes...

    I think the list on the NSF website includes either the current institution (for students who apply after having started the PHD) or the ​intended school that the applicant lists when submitting the...
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    ​Enough. Issues, not individuals. Personal...

    ​Enough. Issues, not individuals. Personal disputes do not have a place on these forums. If you want to discuss posting etiquette, please do so in the "Feedback" forum. A small number of people...
  8. Thread: SOP ideas

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    Also, check out previous advice on this question,...

    Also, check out previous advice on this question, including that linked to in the FAQs:

    13) What should I write in my SOP? Should I mention specific faculty? How much do I need to tailor the SOP...
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    Um, NO. Your advisor absolutely has a big effect...

    Um, NO. Your advisor absolutely has a big effect on your education. You work independently, but with feedback about your research and academic mentoring from your advisor. Some advisors are more...
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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please forward this PM to me and Erin (forum administrator) so we can follow up on this serious copyright violation. I'm going to close this thread now.
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    mathemagician and Charis are right: econ faculty...

    mathemagician and Charis are right: econ faculty are mobile, and your situation is common. Occasionally, upper year students will follow their advisors and receive their degrees from the original...
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    The section of the website describing graduate...

    The section of the website describing graduate admissions does state a requirement of 26 on each sub-section. It is also explicit that the requirement for undergraduates is different. In fact, the...
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    For undergraduates, the minimum total score is...

    For undergraduates, the minimum total score is 104, with no explicit subsection requirements. The TOEFL is meant to predict English language proficiency in an academic environment. The OP's score...
  14. Chris Blattman on working as a field RA before applying to PhD programs

    Since the question of how useful experience as a field-based RA is in PhD applications comes up regularly, some people may find this post from Chris Blattman useful: Aspiring PhD students: Should...
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    Something to keep in mind is that policy programs...

    Something to keep in mind is that policy programs differ in how strongly tied to economics they are, both in terms of course work and departmental connections. If your degree is at a school where...
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